Recipe: Paula Deen’s Eclair Cake with Graham Cracker Crust
Eclair Cake with Graham Cracker Crust
Creamy chocolate eclair cake. More pudding like than cake like but loved by all ages!
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
24 hr
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
24 hr
  1. 1 (1 lb) box graham crackers
  2. 2 (3.25 oz) boxes instant french vanilla pudding
  3. 3 1/2 cups milk, plus 1/3 cup for frosting
  4. 1 (8 oz) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
  5. 1 1/2 cups confectioner's sugar
  6. 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
  7. 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  8. 2 teaspoons light corn syrup
  9. 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  1. Butter the bottom of a 13x9x2-inch pan. Line the whole pan with graham crackers.
  2. In bowl of an electric mixer, mix pudding with 3 1/2 cups milk; beat at medium speed for 2 minutes. Fold in whipped topping.
  3. Pour half the pudding mixture over graham crackers. Place another layer of whole graham crackers on top of pudding layer. Pour over remaining half of pudding mixture and cover with another layer of graham crackers.
  4. For frosting, blend together sugar and cocoa. Add butter and 1/3 cup milk, mixing well. Add corn syrup and vanilla. Stir until creamy.
  5. Cover cake with frosting and refrigerate for 24 hours.
  1. Cake is good with one layer of graham crackers on the bottom, then pudding, then cover with chocolate topping. If you have a function you are making this yummy dessert for, it is good to make it two nights before the event to ensure that all the pudding and topping settles.
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Mary Yohannan lives in the Baldwin-Whitehall area of Pittsburgh. She moved to Pittsburgh over 2 years ago with her husband and 2 beautiful children. Mary owns her own travel agency Life is Better Traveling™, LLC which has helped hundreds of families take amazing vacations to Disney®, the Caribbean, Hawaii, Alaska, and all over Europe. She is also the founder of the Travel Agent School Supporting Learning and Education™ or T.A.S.S.L.E, which has the How to Become a SUCCESSFUL Travel Agent program™, a one-stop, all-inclusive program for someone who wants to become a Successful Travel Agent. Mary earned the distinguished honor of the Certified Travel Associate (CTA) through the Travel Institute in 2016, and has several other travel and tourism certifications. Mary has traveled to over 20 countries on 3 continents, but it wasn’t until she had children did she learn that traveling with little ones is a completely different, and sometimes challenging, traveling experience. Mary’s authentic passion for travel and traveling with her children has given her extensive knowledge on the best tips, tricks, and hacks to keep kids calm, entertained, and well-behaved while traveling. She posts a variety of travel tips and tricks on her highly coveted, High Content Life is Better Traveling website, but she has a lot of great advice on traveling with kids that she can’t wait to share with all those amazing Pittsburgh Moms.